After weeks of speculation, the Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that Mats Sundin will be the man who graces the seventh statue in Air Canada Centre’s “Legends Row”.
The forty-four-year-old from Bromma, Sweden ranks first all time in Leafs goals and points, and sixth in games played. Over thirteen seasons with the Blue and White, Sundin lead the team in scoring twelve times, and was the captain between 1997 and 2008.
Sundin joins Ted Kennedy, Johnny Bower, Darryl Sittler, Syl Apps, and George Armstrong in the ever-growing group of statues in front of the arena. Of those inducted into Legends Row, Sundin is the first to have actually played in the Air Canada Centre.
When Brendan Shanahan broke the news to Sundin, his response? “F***ing right, man… am I that old?” No, really. See for yourself.
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— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 11, 2015
For more on what made Sundin one of the greatest Leafs of all time, check out our post from August, in which we inducted him to The Leafs Nation’s all-time team as our second line centre and alternate captain.